First she paid tribute to the 26/11 victims, then stunned Sachin Tendulkar with her cricket skills. The next stopover was at Banganga, where they chatted with slumdwellers, played football with the children and met representatives of the charity SMILE.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton are in Mumbai as part of their seven-day tour of India and Bhutan, aimed at building up strong bonds with the two countries.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge laid a wreath at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel, the scene of the Mumbai terror attacks in 2008. The couple arrived in Mumbai on Sunday morning for their first royal tour as a couple for almost two years. In the visitor’s book at the Taj hotel, the royal couple wrote: “In memory of those who lost their lives and those injured in the senseless atrocities at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.” Photograph: Mark Cuthbert-Pool/Getty Images
The Duchess blended Indian colour with British couture as she chose an Alexander McQueen dress accompanied with a clutch bag by Russell and Bromley, and earrings by Temple of Heaven for her arrival at the hotel. Prince William looked dapper in a dark blue suit. Photograph: Mark Cuthbert-Pool/Getty Images
Kate and William were welcomed with garlands of fragrant frangipani and roses. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters
The Duchess Cambridge looks like a natural at cricket as she enjoys a spot during her visit to Mumbai's Oval Maidan. She interacted with children from Magic Bus, Childline and Doorstep, three non-governmental organisations. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images
Kate looked radiant as she jogged around in her towering wedges and flowery summer dress designed by Indian designer Anita Dongre. Prince William went for a casual look in a white shirt with the sleeves rolled up, navy chinos, brown suede boots and sunglasses. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images
Prince William and Kate speak with former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar during the charity event at the Oval Maidan. Photograph: Indranil Mukherjee/Pool/Reuters
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Banganga Water Tank in Mumbai. Photograph: PTI
The royal couple watch a dance performance of a representative from SMILE organisation at the Banganga area. Photograph: Santosh Hirlekar/PTI
The royal couple chose to visit the slum to meet representatives of a charity called SMILE that focuses on giving skills and opportunities to young people and their parents. Photograph: Santosh Hirlekar/PTI
William and Kate kicked a football around in front of a crowd, having made their way through a series of cramped alleyways through the slums. Photograph: Heathcliff O'Malley/WPA Pool/GettyImages
At 6 feet, 3 inches, William had to crouch down at times as he made his way into the heart of the slum past cramped homes. Photograph: Heathcliff O'Malley/WPA Pool/GettyImages